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Raw-Sugar Thumbprint Cookies | www.diethood.com | These beautiful and festive Cookies are made with just 3 ingredients including raw-sugar, butter and flour. Jelly, too! That's a bonus!

Raw-Sugar Thumbprint Cookies

Katerina | Diethood
These beautiful and festive Thumbprint Cookies are made with just 3 ingredients: raw-sugar, butter, and flour. And, if you're craving even more sweetness in these simple sugar cookies, feel free to add some jelly on top, too!
Servings : 24 cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 20 tablespoons butter (about 2 ½ sticks), softened
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar , plus more for rolling
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • raspberry and orange jelly


  • Combine butter and sugar in your mixer's bowl.
  • With the paddle attachment on, beat the mixture until creamy; about 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Gradually add the flour and mix until well combined.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap or place it in a ziploc bag and refrigerate until firm. You can also put it in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 275.
  • Remove dough from fridge.
  • Pinch off dough and roll into 1-inch balls. I use a kitchen scale and pinch off 1/2-ounce for each cookie.
  • Roll each ball in raw sugar.
  • Place cookies on an ungreased baking sheet, 2-inches apart.
  • Using a drinking glass, slightly flatten each cookie-ball.
  • With your thumb, make an indentation in the center of the cookies.
  • Bake for 42 to 45 minutes, or until golden in color.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 1 minute.
  • Transfer to cooling racks; let cool.
  • Drop 1/4 teaspoon of jam into each indentation.
  • Serve.


Work with chilled dough, only.
Store cookies covered at room temperature for 3 days.
Stored in an airtight container, you can also freeze them for up to 2 to 3 months


Calories: 142 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0.4 g | Cholesterol: 25 mg | Sodium: 75 mg | Potassium: 18 mg | Fiber: 0.4 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 292 IU | Calcium: 5 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert/Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy sugar cookies, jam thumbprint cookies, recipes with raw sugar, thumbprint cookie recipe